The Irish Rugby Football Union has just announced that head coach Andy Farrell has re-signed until at least August 2025.
Hot off a first ever series victory in New Zealand, a country Ireland hadn’t so much as won a test in its long-storied history.
Farrell’s stock has never been higher and his signing will be seen as a major positive for Irish Rugby.
Irish Rugby Chief Executive Kevin Potts was clearly delighted about the announcement.
“I am delighted to confirm that Andy Farrell has accepted a two-year contract extension as the head coach of our men’s international team which will keep him at the helm of that team until at least August 2025, and there is an option to extend the contract further, based on a number of mutually agreed performance markers.
“I would like to thank our Performance Director, David Nucifora, for his work in negotiating this extension with Andy.
“I, on behalf of all the Union delegates and Irish Rugby fans across the world, thank Andy for the exceptional impact he has had on Ireland’s performances to date, as we look forward to the year ahead, which will of course include the Rugby World Cup in France.”
Speaking about his contract, Farrell said “I am happy to extend my contract with Irish Rugby for a further two years. As a group we have made it clear that we are building towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and we have taken some decent strides in that regard in recent months.
“Ahead of the tour to New Zealand myself and David (Nucifora) looked at the opportunities and challenges facing the national squad after the tournament in France. I am excited about continuing to work with the group and with the next generation of Irish international players.”